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Any tips on stopping broodiness?

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UsernameUsernameUsernameX200 · 20/09/2020 19:12

I want a baby. I can't have a baby right now.

I know financially, relationship wise and loads more reasons why I shouldn't have a baby. I'm not having a baby!
But I want a baby. I want all of it, the horrible morning sickness, the sleep deprivation, the little squishy toes.

I remember feeling this way when my baby was 6 months old, going as far as to look into sperm donation. And after the feeling passed I was glad I never went through with it. But I can't remember how I got over it.

Do I just have to ride it out and wait? I just want this longing to go.

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SunbathingDragon · 20/09/2020 19:18

Set your alarm for every hour and wait 59 minutes after it goes off before going to sleep. Do that on repeat for a couple of years. In the meantime make sure all nice food that you have is thrown on the floor so that you just get a few crumbs. And ensure all cups of tea or coffee are completely cold.

UsernameUsernameUsernameX200 · 20/09/2020 19:22

But it's so worth it Sad

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TheSockMonster · 20/09/2020 19:23

I think you need to consciously find something else to fixate on. Or else it’s hormonal and will pass by itself.

I get the odd moment (my youngest is 10 now), but when it passes I’m always glad I stuck with the ones I have!

Apricotta · 20/09/2020 19:24

Undercook your food and get steaming drunk every day to induce the world's worst hangover and that'll give you a similar feeling to what I've been experiencing for the last few weeks with morning sickness! Hopefully you'll get nice chunky bits stuck in your throat making you feel like you're drowning in your own sick!

UsernameUsernameUsernameX200 · 20/09/2020 19:26

I had hyperemesis with my dd, trust me I puked until it was pure blood. But right now I'd do it all a blooming gain.
Ridiculous I know

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BernardsarenotalwaysSaints · 20/09/2020 19:27

I'll lend you my hormonal 10yo, that'll put you off.

Apricotta · 20/09/2020 19:29

😔 Nice to hear it's possible to recover from. It's not just your decision but any future child's. If you bring them into a hard existence due to finances and your other reasons that's not fair.

BernardsarenotalwaysSaints · 20/09/2020 19:29

Also one of mine cracked multiple ribs (I'd broken them, more than once, previously), being heavily pregnant & then having to go through labour & postpartum with that pain was not fun.

UsernameUsernameUsernameX200 · 20/09/2020 19:35

Like I say I'm not going to have a baby, I just want the feeling to stop.
Thank you all for replying so far

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